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Carrolltown Chiropractic Tip: Go out for a walk.

Every step counts! Walks are healthy. Walking is effective, even in small spurts.

Walking as exercise is a growing trend in Carrolltown and everywhere else. Walking is free and simple.  It’s a physical activity that most everyone can do. Unfortunately only about 48% of adults get enough aerobic (activity that makes the heart pumping harder and blood vessels healthier) physical activity (1), so Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends walking to all of our Carrolltown chiropractic patients particularly as they recover from a back pain episode.


Physical Activity Guidelines advise only 2 and a half hours each week.  (2) That is so simple! That can be broken down into smaller chunks like five 30-minute walks or longer walks with friends instead of coffee chats or dinners out. A walk while waiting to pick up kids at activities will do it. 145 million adults walk as part of their physical activity plan. Others like some in Carrolltown walk for fun or transportation or exercise. 6 out of 10 walk for their aerobic physical activity. Others take ballroom dancing or gardening. (1) Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming or biking are potential endeavors when walking becomes a bit too comfortable, but walking can be for low back pain recurrence prevention as well as for cost. They’re calling it WalkBack. (5) Such a great name! Effectiveness and cost-savings can also be motivators to stick to a walking program.

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So if you are looking to add some physical activity to your life or you are trying to re-gain your physically active life after an injury, illness or bout of back pain, just walk (after you check with your Carrolltown chiropractor first!).  It may well be just what you are looking for!  Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Amanda Harris on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that allowed a patient to walk again without a cane.

Schedule an appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today for individualized advice about incorporating walking into your chiropractic care plan.

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